Woman gives birth in front seat of car while stuck in traffic

baby born in car

A woman gave birth to a healthy baby boy in the front seat of a car this morning at E. Yesler Way and Boren Avenue.

The young parents were on their way to Swedish Medical Center when they got stuck in traffic around 8:15 a.m. The wife went into labor and the couple called 911. An off-duty nurse noticed what was happening and stepped in to help the woman deliver the baby.

Firefighters were on the scene within three minutes. They evaluated the baby and the mother before transporting them to Swedish. Both baby and mom are doing fine.


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